The Week’s Links
Dolls for serious relationships, tattoo artists' offices, Italian retro-gothics and wings for Victoria’s Secret models
Looking For a Doll
Photographer Benita Marcussen documents long-term relations between men and dolls. On the images are Sasha and Lili, who gave their owner true happiness.
Tales of Nails
For almost 30 years artist John Bisbee has been creating geometric sculptures from rusty nails. His tagline is “Only Nails, Always Different.”
Beyond the Glass
Nick Turpin shoots photos of exhausted passengers on London buses. His series like “Through the Glass Darkly” typically provoke disputes about whether photographers have the right to shoot photos of people without their permission.
Dino Ignani shot photos of people who Italians called “darkies” in the early 1980s. Roman Goths revolted against mainstream aesthetics, but with time they were considered trendy.
The photo series “From the desk of…” shows the work places of tattoo masters, illustrators and designers. Contrary to stereotypes, the tables of creative people are in order.
Facts About Losses
Designer Valentina D’Efilippo and creator Nicolas Pigelet visualized death statistics in wars starting from 1914.
Hemya Moran turned into mother, daughter, sister and lover for totally strange people for her latest photo project. “In a relatively short period of time I managed to create an industry of intimacy,” Moran admitted.
For the “Nude” project photographer Shinichi Maruyama shot dancers at the speed of 2,000 frames per second.
Andre Levy draws on coins replacing images of monarchs with profiles of heroes of mass culture.
Huffington Post showed how the wings of angels of Victoria’s Secret are created.